Dror Poleg

Dror Poleg

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Dror Poleg is a real estate and technology executive, speaker, and world-renowned expert on the future of work and cities. Poleg is the Founder of Hype-Free Crypto, Co-Chair of the Urban Land Institute’s technology and Innovation Council in New York, and author of Rethinking real estate, an award-winning book that predicted Covid's impact on where and how people live and work. His work draws on over two decades of hands-on experience in private equity and tech. He regularly briefs and advises multibillion-dollar companies such as UBS, Bank of America, HSBC, Recruit Holdings, BCG, AvalonBay, CBRE, Hines, British Land, Dubai Holding, Cushman & Wakefield, and others. Poleg was previously Founder and CEO of, an app development company, and Vice President of Business Development at Kardan Land China, where he oversaw the expansion of a $3 billion property portfolio. Today, Poleg briefs and advises real estate and technology clients on the impact of technology on real estate assets, helping companies develop and fund products and Business models that will shape tomorrow’s property markets.

Academic History



  • At Kardan, Poleg took part in developing over 30 million square feet of commercial and residential space.

  • He also participated in hundreds of negotiations with some of the world's largest financial institutions, real estate operators, and tenants.

  • He was Head of Digital at Standards Group, a creative agency that served clients such as IKEA, Scandinavian Airlines, and Shangri La Hotels.


  • Poleg’s research has been featured in reports and events by KPMG, PWC, Urban Land Institute, MIPIM, JLL, PERE, NYU, Savills, Estates Gazette, RICS, and CRETech,

  • In his books, articles, and talks, Dror explores the impact of tech on where and how people live, work, and socialize.

  • Poleg’s insights have been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, NBC, and Bloomberg, among others.

  • He has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.